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2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technical Studies, AAS

Campus: Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Community Colleges

You have skills, knowledge and abilities gained from years on the job, participation in an apprenticeship, an on-the-job training program, or from general life and work experiences. Those skills and abilities can be validated through Clinton, Muscatine or Scott Community College Technical Skills degree.

Validation means that skills are evaluated, and, if they meet the criteria, credits are awarded and put toward completion of a degree. Credits are judged in a variety of ways, depending upon which method works best for your field of study. This could be a written test, a performance test or an evaluation of a portfolio of your work called Credit for Prior Learning.

The end result is an Associate of Applied Science degree in the career field in which you have the most experience and interest.

The AAS degree in Technical Studies consists of a total of 64 credits. Some of these can come from Credit for Prior Learning and be combined with credits earned from the following components:

Plan of Study

Core Concentration

24 credit hours of this degree program must come from one program-specific area (for example, Auto Technology).

Elective Courses

22 credit hours of this degree program can be selected from any of the current career program (AAS) courses offered at the colleges.

General Education

18 credit hours required from the following areas:

  • ___-___ English or Communications Credit(s): 3.00
  • ___-___ Math or Science Credit(s): 3.00
  • ___-___ Microcomputer Applications  Credit(s): 3.00
  • ___-___ Arts and Humanities Credit(s): 3.00
  • ___-___ Cultural/Historical Perspectives Credit(s): 3.00
  • ___-___ Social Sciences Credit(s): 3.00

Term Total: 18.00 Credits

Term 1

Term Total: 15.00 Credits

Term 2

Term Total: 18.00 Credits

Term 3

  • ___-___ Technical Core Electives Credit(s): 12.00
  • ___-___ Arts and Humanities Elective Credit(s): 3.00

Term Total: 15.00 Credits

Term 4

Term Total: 16.00 Credits

Technical Studies, AAS Total: 64.00 Credits

Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).


If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: